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USS Waccamaw (AO 109) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Waccamaw (AO 109). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 129 crew members registered for the USS Waccamaw (AO 109).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1970 | 1971 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Brewer, GlennE31971 – 1973B DivisionOn board the Wac...1971 assigned to the boiler room..One of the youngest aboard at the time....did alot of Gitmo and West Pac many not so fond memories of firesides and fond memories of times aboard and Subic Bay.
Diffee, DennisFTG31971 – 19733rdCheck out the Wac on youtube. It's a video from 73 in the Tonkin gulf shot from another ship! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9fwcnLmq8U
Fisher, JamesSM3Feb 20, 1971 – Dec 17, 1972OperationsI can't remember exaxct dates, however I do remember several oversea trips - I.E. North Atlantic, Scotland. I remember leaving Norfolk for Nam it took us 32 days to get there, while in Nam I was transfered back stateside for new constru
Lee, HartIC3Apr 1971 – Jan 3, 1973Engineering (Electrical)Fun cruises - Gitmo great - dockside casino - Blue Carib bar up on hill. West Pac not bad - safe enough offshore. Played golf at Subic. I enjoyed showing movies to you guys. Best memory - beating XO in bridge tourney
Roderick, RussellE 3May 1, 1971 – Jul 6, 1973
Bolden, Lonzie (Old Dove-buck Bolden)MMFNJun 1971 – Feb 1973Engine RoomLooking for old crew members that were on the Wac Ao109 from 1971-1973
Blazer, StevenSNJun 1971 – 19731stI remember it all so well. Worked the Bosn locker, deck repair and the sail loft.
Kelley, NealSK3Nov 23, 1971 – Oct 23, 1973Deck, then SupplyDuring GQs in Gitmo, I threw up in the Captain's urinal. Didn't realize it was the Captain's urinal. Had to clean it using a teaspoon and a toothbrush. Then, things got better. Great time in Subic Bay.
Donovan, JohnMR 3Dec 18, 1971 – Feb 20, 1973m
Huffer, CharlesBM3Dec 20, 1971 – Feb 11, 1975Deck Dept. 1st Division
Doyle, John (Jack)SN1972 – 1975DECK SUPPLY
Stanphill, Davidsn1972 – 19732 nd/ships barberi loved every day . I had the time of my life serving with my shipmates. I wish I could have stayed longer but circumstances called me away early.
Berkley, GeorgeFN E21972 – Jul 20, 1973EngineeringI joined the crew in the boiler room in Norfolk Va. I had a great time working with the gang. I just wished we could have kept in touch. I left the Navy in 73 and went back home to Wa. state. I now live in Long Beach Ca.
Krauss, RobEM31972 – 1973ElectricianGot to serve on this old vessel during its tour in Vietnam in 1972. Was assigned from the amphib base in Little Creek, Va. Looking for some old buddies - would love to get some memorabila as I've lost over the years.
Hanson, Robert/bullet profile iconCommanderJan 3, 1972 – Aug 16, 1974Communications and Electronics Div. OfficerI was a LTJG on board the Waccamaw. I would love to get in touch with any of the Officers/ Enlisted from the WestPac Cruise (72-73) I am now retired from AT&T as well as Naval Reserve.God Bless all my Shipmates.
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Sosnowski, KenLTjgFeb 1972 – Jul 1974DCA R-DIVAbrd in Gitmo.Aft NAM 1 of few knew pumprm.W/great bunch hard workers at all times.Stayed Res.27 yrs.40 yrs with bride even w/long sea time.We all had good stuff Nav just put it in order.
Vaughn, EddieE-4Feb 2, 1972 – Feb 2, 1974DeckI am writing this for the daughter of Charlie Vesce. She asked me to find her father. She is Philippina, and was born in 1972. She has never known father and would like to get in touch with him. Her name Myra Favor
Davis, RobertE.2Feb 7, 1972 –BMlooking for old friends
Carswell, RichardE-3Feb 24, 1972 – Feb 24, 1975DECKI'm trying to get in touch with my shipmates.
Jackson, SandyQM-3Mar 15, 1972 – Dec 20, 1975operationwe have another webb page set up for the ship it is www.usswaccamaw.com we have a reunion planned for may of this year in charleston,s.c.call us at 318-222-3828
Vesce, CharlesBM3May 1972 – Feb 19741st & 2ndwestpac cruise, yankee station tonkin Gulf , left as LPO 1st division , great guys . Left the Navy 1995 as Chief master at Arms of CHB-6 out of NY
Joseph, Hutson /chipE-3Jul 23, 1972 – Mar 11, 19741st divisinI joined The Wacc in subic Bay 1972
Bailey, Jd BillE-3Aug 1, 1972 – Feb 22, 19731would not do again,but can not take mems away.every body needs to do it i meanjoin the some people goodservice .it would do
Loy, WilliamYN1Sep 12, 1972 – Apr 12, 1975XLeading Yeoman
Hayden, JamesE3Apr 1, 1973 – Jan 10, 1975R divisionEnjoyed the 1974 Med Cruise.
Newton, Anthony FigFNSep 1973 – 1975b
Carrington, Kenneth---texSR/SADec 1973 – Dec 19751ST DIVISION deckHealth issues. please e-mail memories of MUCKING TANKS prior to turn over to MSC. Please note protective eq.if any,tracing sources of health problems. THANK YOU SHIPMATES
Wermuth, DanielAO 109Mar 1974 – Dec 1975OperationsThats for the memories. We have another web site for the reunions at www.usswaccamaw.org Join us for a reunion.
Brush, GeorgeIC3Sep 2, 1974 – May 15, 1975E-Division
Street, BenRM2May 1, 1975 – Jul 21, 1977MILDETgood ship/good duty
Pastorick, JohnBOS\'N MATE1976 –
Randas, ChristopherRM31978 – 1979Anyone remember the "Kiss" we gave the USS Saratoga ?? Kraft carmels and canned water all over the deck. Sara's life rafts stuck up in the rigging. Lost our forward Kingpost. Spent a month in drydock and had a blast in Naples.
Gorman, DanrmsnJan 1, 1978 – Feb 4, 1979radioserved on the " wacc" attact fleet oiler from 1978-79 2 collisions at sea during unrep ops. one was the uus fort snelling and the other was the uss saratoga which took out our foward kingpost..made the national news
Jones, JefferySM3Oct 1979 – Aug 1980MILDETLoved the duty, but had to leave after my Mom's body was found in NC. Great ship & great crew & great assignment..
Black, TedSMJun 1980 – Jul 1981signalman ,, US NAVYHi every one ,
Miller, JamiesmsnNov 1980 – Nov 1981mildetAfter getting over being homesick i really enjoyed the ship and crew. Ted black if you see this drop me a line.
Lannan, Tomcook/bakerMar 20, 1981 – Dec 20, 1981steward deptI was onboard when we "WACCED" the Guadalcanal, helped to save a crewman who tried to jump overboard thinking we were going to sink! Was standing on the fantail watching the unrep. when the whole thing developed.
Tucker, RonSMSNJun 1981 – Jun 1982MILDETGreat first ship. Great first cruise. Collisions with IWO, Detroit and Ponce.
Lemon, LemboSM2Oct 20, 1982 – Nov 1983OCserved aboard her as part of the Multinational Peacekeepers off the coast of Beirut in latter 1983. Also were the first to refuel a US Navy destroyer in the Black Sea in Aug 1983. assisted after Barracks was bombed
Norbeck, KenYN1Aug 9, 1984 – Mar 10, 1985AdminJust wanted to see if anybody out there remember me
Elliott, RickRM2Jun 24, 1986 – Jul 18, 1987COMHAD A GREAT YEAR FLOATING AROUND THE CARRIBEAN. ESPECIALLY LIKED PUERTO RICO. FISHING IN GITMO BAY. AND RIDING OUT HURRICANES.
Damsgaard, WilliamRMMar 1987 – Mar 1988Your Friend Bill-Bill (the second)HI JIMbo, John, Dewey, Smitty, KPD, & SAZ. Shout out to Theresa, Laurie, and most of all Kim :). I missya. I didn't forget ya Reggie. We all received the coveted Navy "Battle E" Ribbon with the direction of our great RM1 "T
Lipscomb, Randy ( Bean )MSCOct 1987 – Jul 1989engineering
Watkins, MatthewET3Apr 18, 1988 – Aug 24, 1989Communications
Jones, JamesRM2Aug 6, 1988 – Aug 5, 1989COMMUNICATOINSWas on it when decommissioned. Lots of fun and great crew except for our LT & CHIEF.

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